New India is now marching ahead with जनौषधि केंद्र Janaushadhi kendra under PMBJP!
I was standing at a medicine shop in a market at Mandhana on Kanpur Bithoor road, it’s on GT road. A very busy road. Earlier Mandhana was known as a village, there was on railway junction also. But after my marriage as my in-law’s house is in Mandhana, i dare not refer it to as a village! Anytime by slip of tongue village word comes out, a mahabharat follows. Every year, when i am visiting my-in-law’s place i have to have take medicine for stomach upset! thus when i was buying medicine, a man, visibly poor came and asked for medicine for his child, who is suffering from diarrhea. shop keeper gave him some medicine. i noticed one was loperamide tablet. i then asked shop keeper that why you are giving this? child may be having infection? Shopkeeper asked me Are you a Doctor?
i said no, but i did say that this tablet will not treat the infection. give him some lacto-bacillus and antibiotic so that his child get treated.
But thing is people dont have access to public/govt health care facilities as govt facilities are available at far distance from Mandhana. There was one i think ayurvedic centre in Ramnagar village. but not many visit, from outside village. In months of May June, when summer is on highest peak people cant travel far in scorching sun. I too was unable to go to city. Thus such poor people get caught in this type of web. they have to depend on private doctors and buy medicines from pvt shops. they are given many drugs which are costly. Shop keeper never give them generic medicines. One Doctor Shri Yashpal in Mandhana i have heard gives few medicines to poor people free of cost. Not all the times.
In one episode of Satyamev Jayate there was discussion on this generic medicine. one person told that his maid servant child cold not get cheap medicine costing only 3 or 4 rupees. no one prescribed those generic medicine, neither medicine shop provided to save life of that child suffering from Diarrhea.
Many times i dont get medicine as prescribed by doctor in GB Pant hospital. Thus I am forced to buy from market. some times for days medicines are not available in govt hospital, on asking pharmacist says medicine is not available. In last 20 years i have never claimed reimbursement for incurring on medical related expenditure, as it is available to Govt servant. But i feel it sometimes irritating also, going to windows/desk of babus-pharmacist/doctors for various certifications etc? I could afford to buy medicine from my salary, whatever small they costed me. But I dont know if amount is too high then what i will do.
But when one day i went to GB Pant Hospital on right side of gate there was a new shop type of thing- it was newly inaugurated जनौषधि केंद्र Janaushadhi kendra. I dont know if those medicines which are not available in hospital will be available in this Aushadhi kendra? If available then why they are not available in Hospital?
however, it is good initiative of govt to provide such medicine shops. I think it is private-public partnership kind of thing?
few lines taken from website medi plus?
Do not give loperamide to children under 12 years old unless their doctor has prescribed it. Loperamide should not be given to a child younger than 2 years of age
Loperamide usually starts to work within 1 hour to make your diarrhoea better.
nonprescription (over-the-counter) loperamide is used to control acute diarrhea (loose stools that come on suddenly and usually lasts less than 2 weeks), including travelers’ diarrhea. Prescription loperamide is also used to control acute diarrhea and also ongoing diarrhea associated with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD; condition in which the lining of all or part of the intestine is swollen, irritated, or has sores). Prescription loperamide is also used to reduce the amount of fluid in people with ileostomies (surgery to create an opening for waste to leave the body through the abdomen). Loperamide is in a class of medications called antidiarrheal agents. It works by decreasing the flow of fluids and electrolytes into the bowel and by slowing down the movement of the bowel to decrease the number of bowel movements